Regulatory Strategy and Cleanup Goal Development

Geosyntec provides a diverse portfolio of services to our public and private clients to improve their environmental and financial performance, manage risk, and reduce environmental liabilities consistent with their financial and stewardship goals.

Our practitioners are committed to providing practical solutions and a clear vision for environmental remediation that exceed client expectations and help them earn regulatory approval of the solutions they deploy.

Dynamic environmental laws and standards and evolving remediation guidance demand proactive cleanup solutions and a clear strategy for addressing regulatory requirements in order for businesses to minimize environmental risk while maintaining economic benefit. Our engineers and scientists use their proven experience to guide clients through the many hurdles they might face in this journey.

Geosyntec's engineers and scientists help our clients manage existing and potential liability associated with environmental, health, and safety issues. For example, our environmental compliance services include helping clients earn permits through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program and in determining the regulatory compliance of a waste storage facility under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). We also develop testing procedures that help coal-fired power plants meet the U.S. EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards or develop facility designs that help them prepare for implementation of the new Coal Combustion Residuals Rule under the Clean Water Act.

Geosyntec practitioners regularly apply their strong regulatory knowledge to advocate for clients during regulatory reviews. We also help negotiate cleanup goals with regulatory agencies during strategy development and, of course, steer clients through the implementation of their long-term remediation plans. We work closely with clients to develop risk-based closure strategy and criteria, advise on site closure and reuse options, and negotiate closure criteria with key regulators.

Lead Consultants

  • Ravi Arulanantham, Ph.D.
    Ravi Arulanantham is a Senior Principal Consultant based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on risk assessment and remediation management. He is recognized as a leader in a ...
  • Mark Grivetti, P.G., CHG, CEG, REA
    Mark Grivetti is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 30 years of experience focused on characterization and remediation of hazardous waste sites, surface and ground ...
  • Michael McGuire, P.E.
    Michael McGuire is a Senior Principal Environmental and Civil Engineer based in California with more than 30 years of experience focused on characterizing and remediating sites affected by past ind ...
  • Melissa Asher, P.E.
    Melissa Asher is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Washington State with more than 10 years of professional experience focused on contaminated site assessment, remediation, and regulatory ...
  • Rebecca Daprato, Ph.D., P.E.
    Rebecca Daprato is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Texas with more than 10 years of professional experience focused on groundwater and soil site assessments, remedial system tech ...
  • Elizabeth Rhine
    Elizabeth Rhine is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in South Carolina with more than 25 years of professional experience focused on the characterization and remediation of chemical, oil an ...
  • Kaitlyn Rhonehouse, P.E.
    Kaitlyn Rhonehouse is a Senior Engineer based in North Carolina with more than 12 years of experience focused on the assessment and remediation of contaminated properties, property transaction envi ...
  • Travis Kline, MEM

    Travis Kline is a Senior Principal Toxicologist based in Washington, D.C. with more than 25 years of experience focused on human health risk assessment and applied toxicology.

Geosyntec Consultants
Geosyntec is a consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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